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If the consequences for pharma-sponsored ghostwriting are steep – lawsuits, public embarrassment, retractions – the temptations are also very real. A former ghostwriter weighs in and offers some solutions. 

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In these tough economic times, it might seem crazy to turn down a paycheck. But what if that paycheck has complicated strings attached?

 

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Even a decade behind bars does not seem a fair punishment for snuffing out the King of Pop. Dr. Conrad Murray likely only serve two years for his role in Michael Jackson's death.

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Should doctors be checked for competence as they age, as elderly drivers are? A negligence case involving a 75-year-old obstetrician raises some tough questions.

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Food writer Karen Coates guest-blogs on how we can move beyond blaming fast food for obesity to a more sophisticated understanding of how to prevent it.

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The recent guilty plea of a broker of illegal human organs sheds new light on international organ trafficking — and on the gray market trade in body parts that's still happening right here in the United States.

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Freelance health journalist and former insurance industry insider Lisa Zamosky talks about how she juggles multiple assignments and bosses.

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Andy Rooney died of "serious complications" following minor surgery. But what does that really mean? Journalists need to dig deeper.

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On Veterans Day, think for a minute about three basic liberties we all should be allowed: freedom of speech, freedom from unreasonable search and seizure and freedom from malicious prosecution. Hospital whistleblower Charles Rehberg had those rights taken away.

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When I asked some of my favorite writers about whether Burger King bears any blame for the national obesity epidemic, they sent me enough great ideas for dozens of blog posts. Here are their insights.

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